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Trees in Morning Sunlight

My long-time followers know how much I love trees. Trees, to my mind, are almost sentient. The stand over the landscape and assure that all is right with the natural world. These trees have a celebratory air about them as they rejoice both the warm morning sun of late winter and the imminent arrival of spring. This stand of hickory trees was shot at Grace Farms.

Trees in Morning Sun. Nikon D7100. 35mm. ISO 1600, 1/160 sec at f/22. Copyright Joanne Mason 2016.

Trees in Morning Sun. Nikon D7100. 35mm. ISO 1600, 1/160 sec at f/22. Copyright Joanne Mason 2016.

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Grace Farms at Sunrise 3

Here are three more images from the weekends photo shoot at Grace Farms. Because of the season – although late winter, no foliage had begun to fill in the scenery – and the dynamic angles and curves to be found throughout the Grace Farms “River,” I have done these in B&W. There’s been a minimum of processing, mostly exposure and contrast.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT. Nikon D7100, 26 mm on 17-55mm zoom. ISO 800. 1/3 sec at f/8.0.

Grace Farms, New Canaan CT. Nikon 7100, 24 mm on 12024mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/800 sec at f/16.

Grace Farms, New Canaan CT. Nikon 7100, 24 mm on 12024mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/800 sec at f/16.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT. Nikon D7100. 244 mm on 12-24mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/320 sec at f/16.0.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT. Nikon D7100. 244 mm on 12-24mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/320 sec at f/16.0.

 

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Grace Farms at Sunrise

Random Sights returns after a bit of a hiatus. The Greenwich bank show is over, and so it’s on to new projects. I should get back on the old schedule of regular posting soon. In the meantime, here are a few images shot this morning shortly after sunrise at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT.

Grace Farms is 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. Winding through the heart of Grace Farms is an extraordinary building, the “River,” encompassing a number of spaces within, design by Pritzker-winning architects, SANAA. Like a river, the River twists and turns as it meanders down the hill, simultaneously a glass-enclosed modernist (and almost Bauhaus) structure, and a living organic form at one with it’s natural environs. Go here for more information about Grace Farms. More images in days ahead.

 

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